seed germination test

How do I conduct seed germination test?


    1. Collect a representative sample of seeds from the seed lot you want to test.
    2. Count the number of seeds in the sample and record this number.
    3. Place a paper towel or filter paper in a Petri dish or on a plate.
    4. Wet the paper towel or filter paper with distilled water until it is moist, but not soaking wet.
    5. Place the seeds on the paper towel or filter paper, making sure they are evenly spaced and not touching each other.
    6. Cover the seeds with another layer of moist paper towel or filter paper.
    7. Place the dish or plate in a warm, well-lit area.
    8. Keep the paper towel or filter paper moist by adding water as necessary.
    9. Record the number of seeds that germinate each day.
    10. After the recommended germination time for the specific seed type has passed, count the total number of germinated seeds.
    11. Calculate the germination percentage by dividing the number of germinated seeds by the total number of seeds in the sample and multiplying by 100.

    It's important to follow specific instructions for each seed type, as recommended germination time and conditions can vary.

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